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Accessible supervision: safe delegation to HCAs

The use of healthcare assistants (HCAs) to carry out duties traditionally undertaken by practice nurses has increased significantly over the past decade.

  • 23 June 2014
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Multiple risk areas in practice

Following Alan’s recent blog ‘Where do claims occur in primary care?’, I thought it might be interesting to highlight a recent MDDUS case that demonstrates just how a combination of circumstances can result in a tragic outcome and subsequent claim for damages.

  • 23 June 2014
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  • Risk articles

Plastic surgeons – time to check your patient brochures?

Have you heard the latest from the Court of Appeal?

  • 17 June 2014
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"What I know now…" removing patients from practice lists

I have been a practice adviser with MDDUS for exactly a year now. I had been a practice manager for many years before this and welcomed the opportunity to change direction and use my skills in a different environment. What a steep learning curve it has turned out to be!

  • 11 June 2014
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First-time risks of dental practice

Whatever the outlook of an individual dentist entering general dental practice for the first time, there are clearly both risks and benefits associated with taking this step.Identifying those risks and learning how to manage them will be of interest to those taking up VT positions (VDPs), other members of the team who will work with VDPs, and possibly also to those making the transition from trainee to associate.

  • 11 June 2014
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